[KI-LC] FTC IoT Request for Input

Colin Wallis colin_wallis at hotmail.com
Tue May 7 18:26:17 EDT 2013

Well, we have nothing to lose by simply making a very short submission with answers to the bullet points below.
Even a short submission keeps us in the play.
Ingo, if you could draft a basic response the bullet points, maybe some of use can add some bits or tidy up.

From: mfraziermcelveen at deloitte.com
To: Ingo.Friese at telekom.de; joni at ieee-isto.org; LC at kantarainitiative.org; trustees at kantarainitiative.org
Date: Tue, 7 May 2013 12:33:20 +0000
Subject: Re: [KI-LC] FTC IoT Request for Input

I would agree.  I would also think that the IAWG (since now the privacy assessment criteria have been moved under our auspices) should participate as well. 
 But I would agree with the assessment of understanding what’s required in order to respond. 


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Subject: Re: [KI-LC] FTC IoT Request for Input

Hi Joni,
We should comment or submit something to this workshop. Because a lot of these questions fall into the area of the intended WG (Identites of Things/Object Identity).
 But if we have to write a full blown conference paper I’m a bit skeptical about the 1st of June. Maybe it’s a bit too early for us.
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Sent: Freitag, 3. Mai 2013 21:48

To: LC at kantarainitiative.org;
trustees at kantarainitiative.org

Subject: [KI-LC] FTC IoT Request for Input

Dear Trustees and LC,

I would like to understand if Kantara would seek to respond to this event on IoT from the FTC planned for Nov 21.  The last day to respond is June 1 so there is not much time if we'd like to take part. 

- Best Regards


FTC Seeks Input on Privacy and Security Implications of the Internet of Things
Commission Staff to Conduct Workshop on Nov. 21
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission is interested in the consumer privacy and security issues posed by the growing connectivity of consumer devices, such as cars, appliances, and medical devices, and invites comments on these issues in advance of a
 public workshop to be held on November 21, 2013 in Washington, D.C.  
The ability of everyday devices to communicate with each other and with people is becoming more prevalent and often is referred to as “The Internet of Things.”  Consumers already are able to use their mobile phones to open their car doors, turn off their
 home lights, adjust their thermostats, and have their vital signs, such as blood pressure, EKG, and blood sugar levels, remotely monitored by their physicians. In the not too distant future, consumers approaching a grocery store might receive messages from
 their refrigerator reminding them that they are running out of milk. 
Connected devices can communicate with consumers, transmit data back to companies, and compile data for third parties such as researchers, health care providers, or even other consumers, who can measure how their product usage compares with that of their
 neighbors.  The devices can provide important benefits to consumers:  they can handle tasks on a consumer’s behalf, improve efficiency, and enable consumers to control elements of their home or work environment from a distance. At the same time, the data collection
 and sharing that smart devices and greater connectivity enable pose privacy and security risks.

FTC staff seeks input on the privacy and security implications of these developments.  For example:

What are the significant developments in services and products that make use of this connectivity (including prevalence and predictions)?

What are the various technologies that enable this connectivity (e.g., RFID, barcodes, wired and wireless connections)?
What types of companies make up the smart ecosystem?
What are the current and future uses of smart technology? 
How can consumers benefit from the technology? 
What are the unique privacy and security concerns associated with smart technology and its data?  For example, how can companies implement security patching for smart devices?  What steps can be taken to prevent smart devices from becoming targets of or vectors
 for malware or adware?
How should privacy risks be weighed against potential societal benefits, such as the ability to generate better data to improve health-care decisionmaking or to promote energy efficiency? Can and should de-identified data from smart devices be used for these
 purposes, and if so, under what circumstances? 
FTC staff will accept submissions through June 1, 2013, electronically through
iot at ftc.gov or in written form.  Paper submissions should be mailed or delivered to:  600 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., Room H-113 (Annex B), Washington, DC 20580.  The FTC requests that any paper submissions be sent by courier
 or overnight service, if possible, because postal mail in the Washington area and at the Commission is subject to delay due to heightened security precautions.
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